I love a great, simple singer-songwriter sound. Something that tells a story and is full of feeling. This new EP from Matt Townsend fits the bill. It’s part of a two-part EP series, featuring some of Western North Carolina’s (where Townsend hails from) finest musicians, including Bill Berg (Drums on Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks) River Guerguerian, Kat Williams, Franklin Keel, Jackson Dulaney, Carly Taich, Charles Gately (Doc Aquatic), Ryan Burns.
When you’re personally picked by Bif Naked to go on tour, it says something about your awesome pop stylings. Jordan Alexander is pretty awesome, and the hype around her is well-founded, even if I am not a fan of her single, “Cool.” Oh, trust me, the EP harboring this song is pretty great, I just am not a fan of that one song… Here’s why:
EDM, electronic dance music, is a popular genre of music right now. Even in my hometown of Grand Rapids, MI, local clubs know that EDM shows sell out, which means that musicians that go with this genre (and are good at it) are sure to make some money and make a name for themselves. One talented EDM artist that is currently making a name for himself is Gaspar Prouvé. Gaspar is a talented EDM artist from Australia.
Erich Mrak is a 21-year-old musical artist that has found a way to blend hip-hop, R&B, and dance music sounds together in a way that makes you not notice the genre-bending of the songs and only the rhythm of the music he’s creating. He’s been writing his own music since he was 7 years old, and he continues to do it, making music that is sure to appeal to the masses and sound good on any popular radio station.
My Silent Bravery is the music brainchild of Matt Wade. Under this name, he releases some great acoustic music that is nothing less than astounding. In March My Silent Bravery released the new album ‘Breakthrough.’ What I loved most about the music from this album is that fact that his songs have a way that will make them appealing to people of any age. It has a crossover sound that could fit into the pop-country category, at some points, or straight up pop sounds throughout. It's both mellow and catchy, well blended for a perfect musical sound.
Music is a bug that can affect people at any age. There are rockers and crooners out there that are way up there in years and there are major musical prodigies that are still only in the single digits of life. Music knows no age.